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Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to reduce U.S. lighting energy use by 75% by 2035 and contribute significantly to our nation's energy security.

The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) SSL initiatives offers a unique opportunity for the federal sector to lead large-scale implementation efforts focused on SSL applications ripe for near-term implementation through a process that recognizes the technology's potential and challenges to adoption.

Indoor Solid-State Lighting

FEMP supports accelerated federal adoption of high-efficiency troffer lighting and controls systems, with guidance and recognition available through the Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC).

Interior Lighting Campaign

Federal sites can take advantage of SSL resources for high-efficiency lighting tailored to their needs by joining the ILC, which offers resources and limited technical assistance, as well as recognition to organizations that demonstrate exemplary performance. Savings can be significant! For example, by adopting more efficient troffer lighting, such as systems that meet the Better Buildings Alliance specification for troffers, building owners can save more than 50% on a one-for-one basis and up to 80% with the use of controls. The ILC spans troffer, linear suspended, high bay, and low bay lighting applications including controls. Join the ILC now!

Several federal sites participate in the ILC and have received recognition for exemplary performance.

In 2017, one federal site was recognized for exemplary performance at the 2017 ILC recognition event, held at the BOMA 2017 International Conference and Expo on June 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • U.S. Army Reserve- 88th Readiness Division
    • Highest Percentage of Annual Energy Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits – Medium Project
    • Highest Percentage of Annual Energy Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits – Large Project  

Learn more about the recognized sites.

In 2016, three federal sites were acknowledged for exemplary performance at the 2016 ILC recognition event, which was held at the Building Owners and Managers Association's 2017 International Conference and Expo on June 27, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Learn more about the recognized sites.

Outdoor Solid-State Lighting

FEMP encourages accelerated federal adoption of high efficiency parking lighting and controls systems, with guidance and recognition available through the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign.

Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign

Federal sites can take advantage of outdoor SSL resources tailored to their needs and join the LEEP Campaign, which offers free technical assistance and achievement recognition.

Learn more about the recognized sites.

Solid-State Lighting Resources

Federal Energy Management Program Resources

Indoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting

Project Financing

Additional Resources
  • DesignLights Consortium: Collaboration of utility companies and regional energy-efficiency organizations, which includes established performance criteria and a qualified products list of high-performance SSL products.